4 Awesome Web-based Twitter Clients

There are a great number of ways a person can tweet nowadays, whether it’s from the original website, through your iPhone or your desktop app, the competition is fierce. From that competition comes innovation, and Twitter has its own fair share of innovative clients that are available on the web.

Each client has a its own niche and reasons for why its special…

Brizzly – simplicity rules

Brizzly

The trendy-chique Client

Brizzly is an interesting client in that it doesn’t feel pretentiously high-tech, it’s just more about enjoying your Twitter rather that drowning in statistics and management.

Where it shines:

  • Embedding photos and videos saving you the hassle of opening a thousand tabs while checking your Twitter.
  • It extends shortened URLs so it’s no longer a guessing game of whether the link is NSFW.
  • You can “silence” certain users by selecting to mute them, allowing to side-step the embarrassment of unfollowing them.
  • You can have up to 4 profiles on it.

Where it doesn’t:

  • You can only manage one account at a time.
  • It doesn’t automatically update your feed, it only notifies you to refresh it.

Conclusion:

This is certainly the app for people who use Twitter for fun and not for power users.

Great for: Light users, getting teens to like Twitter.

Hootsuite – a power user’s tool

Hootsuite

The slient for Social Media junkies

If you can appreciate the utility of an electric screw driver over its traditional cousin, you will appreciate Hootsuite.

Where it shines:

  • Managing multiple Twitter profiles from a single interface.
  • Auto-tweeting blog posts, and scheduling Tweets.
  • Posting a single Tweet through multiple profiles.
  • Statistics for your shortened URLs, allowing you to track clicks among other things.

Where it doesn’t:

  • Too much going on; it is confusing. Sometimes less is more.

Conclusion:

This is a heavy application, and certainly more enterprise centric providing you with a command console worthy of a marketing department HQ. If you have many Twitter accounts to manage or you are a star and would like to manage the accounts of your Twitter account ghost writers this is the tool to use.

Great for: Heavy users, and lazy Twitter stars.

Br.st – Twitter Plus!

Burst

The File-sharers' client

People who enjoy modding their cars (or computers) can never go back to using the plain old vanilla, if it’s not spiked it’s not alright. This is what Br.st does to your Twitter page; it takes it and kicks it up a notch.

Where it shines:

  • It is familiar since it uses your Twitter page setup; it even uses your background.
  • Manages your links, images and files in a gallery.
  • You can use it to share files as well as images and videos, song of the day anyone?
  • Conversation tracking allowing you to follow conversations easily.
  • Inline showing of images and playing of videos.

Where it doesn’t:

  • It can be a bit slow.

Conclusion:

This is the only Twitter client I know of that allows you to share files which is a great utility! On top of that, it is great for the casual user of Twitter.

Great for: Casual users, and file sharers and seeders.

Seesmic – if you like Tweetdeck, you’ll love it!

Seesmic

The traditionalist Client

While famous for its desktop app, its online cousin is certainly an excellent client. The client takes a no thrill approach and if you like your Tweetdeck, you will feel, ironically, right at home.

Where it shines:

  • Multi-column or single column interface.
  • Contact management.
  • Simple menu design.

Where it doesn’t:

  • Nothing to write home about.
  • No power tools.

Conclusion:

If you would like to stay with something that looks familiar, doesn’t differ that much from your desktop app while not really caring about any bells and whistles, this would be the perfect client for you.  If you happen to want anything else. look elsewhere.

Great for: Conservatives, Teabaggers, and those who don’t like change.

Now it’s your turn: What’s your pick?

Comments and Reactions

  • http://mediafunnel.com Derek

    Another great web-based tool is http://mediafunnel.com – and it's got some unique features, such as editorial control for a team of users, a guest posting feature, and email alerts for keywords/brand mentions.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    My favorite is, without any doubt, Hootsuite! I must admit, when I first started using it, it seemed confusing as opposed to your average Twitter account. However, I have come to realize how easy it is to us and how it helps you manage different accounts, schedule tweets and view your favorite streams all in one page :) Great review :)

  • http://twitter.com/gidgey Bridget Willard

    I like it! Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/Shusmo Shusmo

    My shoes wants to be credited @Shusmo's shoes! I still haven't washed it BTW. Good read thanks :-)

  • http://sitemaster.com.au Frank Warwick

    Nice info, I am a Hootsuite fan, I dont think they come any better for what I want. Thanks for the review

  • Chris Norton

    Nice post very informative and I will take some of this for the Twitter client section of the app we are currently best testing, http://www.tweasier.com.

    If yuo want an invite drop me an email. Best wishes, Chris

  • Pierre

    Hello, did you know about twitscoop.com ? We are second in market share (for web based twitter clients) just behind hootsuite :)

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Thanks for giving us the heads up on media filter, i'll be sure to check it out and try it since our work involves operating on several networks so any tool that simplifies the daily tasks is something that we would surely use

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    I haven't checked it before but after i did it certainly deserves a spot up there! twitscoop is certainly great for checking out whats trending on Twitter and provides a great search and cloud tool I really like what i'm seeing in it and i'll have to update this list.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Thanks chris liking the post and finding it helpful and i'll be surely taking you up on your offer

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    hootsuite is certainly in a league of its own when it comes to power users, and i take it that you are one.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    glad you liked it shusmo but which shoes are you talking about?

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    you are more than welcome bridget

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    thanks beirut and hootsuite seems to have many fans because of the features that you mentioned and it certainly came at a time to capitalize on business needs on twitter

  • Smith

    Another one, kinda beta still. http://www.mytweetplace.com

  • http://twitter.com/brunobar79 Bruno Barbieri

    I think that http://www.mytweetplace.com beats all those…

  • http://twitter.com/ryancbrain Riyanto Wibowo

    I like seesmic, just connect with your twitter account, no registration required

  • http://twitter.com/sickgadgets SickGadgets.com

    You should mention My Tweet Place – http://www.mytweetplace.com. I have tried almost all the clients you mentioned above but i prefer this one among the others. I can manage all my twitter accounts very easlily and almost on autopilot without breaking twitter rules :D

  • Anonymous

    Tried Seesmic but couldn’t get on with it.  Now use Tweetdeck.

  • http://twitter.com/cypherinfo g. c.

    It seems that almost all but TweetDeck loose some tweets; even the twitter via web browser. I still not found a twitter client do not loose some tweets but TweetDeck.

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